Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is an evidence based approach that focuses on teaching socially-significant behaviors such as academic skills, adaptive skills, social and play/leisure skills, communication skills and replacement skills for challenging behaviors.
ABA instruction utilizes techniques such as shaping and prompting as well as reinforcement to increase learning. Instructional methods that fall under the ABA “umbrella” include Natural Environment Training (NET), Intensive Teaching Trials (ITT), and Pivotal Response Training (PRT). The effectiveness of ABA as a treatment for individuals With autism and other developmental disabilities is documented by published research that dates back over 60 years (see links for resources).
Services are provided by our team of qualified professionals which include BCBAs, special education teachers, and assistant therapists with years of experience providing instruction based on the principles of ABA. Pediatric InterActions personnel work closely with families to improve a broad spectrum of skills and achieve the highest functional outcomes. Services are provided in the home, community and office settings.
What does an ABA session provide my child?
An individualized educational approach
Data collection to track progress and make modifications as needed
Application and generalization of skills to everyday life
1:1 ABA instruction
Behavior support consultation to families
Functional Behavior Assessments
Criterion-Referenced Assessments (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, AFLS)
Sibling Support Groups